Pastor Rebecca grew up in Indiana and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business. She then moved to the New York City metro area where she worked in sales and marketing for International Playtex. After meeting her husband, John, they moved to Cape Cod in 1984, where they owned and ran a restaurant in Hyannis called ‘Up the Creek’. Eventually, they started a food products company, Olde Cape Cod Foods, and distributed food products (salad dressings, soups, condiments, and crackers) to supermarkets and local stores. In 2000, Rebecca received her Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton, and served as the Assistant Pastor at South Yarmouth United Methodist Church for 5 years. For 10 years she was the Senior Pastor at the Northside United Methodist Church. Rebecca has two children and three grandchildren, and enjoys golfing, walking, kayaking, tennis and being outside. Her faith in God has been important to her since childhood, and always knew she wanted to serve God, and share the love of Christ with others. Pastor Rebecca deeply loves the Lord, and will tell you that she walks out the door every day, saying, “I love my job!”
Hannah Stelter, Director of Children & Youth Ministries
Hannah Stelter grew up in Tallahassee, Florida and graduated in Spring 2020 from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability. After discovering her love of working with children and youth, Hannah minored in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. Hannah grew up in the Methodist Church and attended Youth Group, Sunday School, Bible Studies, Mission Trips and more while in the youth program.
During the summers while in college, Hannah served as a camp counselor at a United Methodist Camp in Central Florida. She spent two very hot summers leading small groups, playing games, and worshiping with hundreds of students of all ages. Hannah’s summers at this camp encouraged her to follow God’s call to work with children and youth in a church setting. During the school year, Hannah was an active member of Gator Wesley, the United Methodist Campus Ministry at UF. There, she served as an intern, helping to coordinate and plan different events.
Hannah recently married her best friend, Oz, and enjoys reading, sweet tea, the color purple, Disney and the smell of lavender. She hopes to one day visit Italy, learn how to embroider, and own a house with a big yard.
Ruth recently moved to Mashpee from Norton, MA. Prior to John Wesley, she was at the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island where she was the Diocesan Administrator. Prior to the Diocese, Ruth worked at the Cathedral of St. John. Ruth has a background in working for non-profits, was an Associate Professor for the New England College of Finance, after earning her MBA from Baker College. Ruth’s undergraduate degree is in Theology. Ruth has one daughter who lives “off Cape.”
Since 2011, John Loewen has been the dedicated Sexton of John Wesley UMC. Prior to John Wesley, John was the Sexton at the North Falmouth Congregational Church. Before serving the church, John was a Verizon Repairman for over 27 years. John has been happily married for over 42 years and and has two sons, one daughter and seven grandchildren.
John loves going on long walks, gardening and landscaping, going to the beach and cheering on his favorite sports teams: the Red Sox and Patriots!
Moriah Leonard, Nursery Attendant
Moriah Leonard is a junior at Falmouth High School! She has two older brothers and has lived in Falmouth her whole life! She has plenty of experience with kids, her mom ran a daycare out of their house until she was 9, she’s been babysitting since she was 12, and she also works every day after school as an assistant in a daycare! She is really great with kids, especially the younger children and is an active member of the John Wesley Youth Group!